Here is a collection of bird books for sale. I have looked up the price of these books on other sites and am selling them for much cheaper because I want them to end up in good homes where they will be read and cared for by bird lovers. All books are in excellent condition. If there are flaws it will be noted in the description. Shipping costs are factored into the total price. (I don’t know why the dollar sign ($) comes after the price, sorry.) Thank you for taking a look.
If you do not want to pay online, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know which book(s) you are interested in and we will arrange an alternate way to purchase (such as old-fashioned check and mail order.)
Atlas of Bird Migration: Tracing the Great Journeys of the World’s Birds, by Jonathan Elphick
Hardcover (10″x12″) in great condition. Published by Firefly in 2007. $35 retail price. Description: Every year, billions of birds leave their North American breeding grounds for winter quarters thousands of miles south. That so many birds migrate so far through life-threatening conditions and to the same place each year is simply stunning. This lavishly illustrated book provides comprehensive information on migration and its great mystery: How do the birds know where to go? The latest scientific discoveries are explained, and a comprehensive directory presents accurate profiles and chronicles the migratory routes of more than 500 typical migrant species. Colorful maps, photographs, calendars and fact files feature easy-to-read symbols and abbreviations.
North American Wildlife, by David Jones
Softcover (9″x12″) in great condition. Published by Whitecap Books in 2006. Description: Nature writing and photography at their exciting best. North America’s wildlife has endured the challenges put to them – human encroachment, changing climates, and increased pollution – with new trials forcing them to adapt as best they can. Their struggles and remarkable strategies are chronicled in North American Wildlife. Complementing the compelling writing of David Jones are 400 intriguing photographs. The expansive parklands of North America provide a stunning backdrop for this dramatic close-up look at life in the wild.
Birding for the Curious, by Nate Swick
Hardcover (6″x9″) in great condition. Published by Page Street Publishing in 2015. Description: There’s something about birds that fascinates people and invites us to pause, look and listen to the beautiful, natural world around us. But do you always recognize what you see and hear? With this book, you’ll get started. Birding for the Curious is a beginner course in birding for every nature and animal lover out there. With it, you’ll learn what birding is all about, what birders do and how you can become one. You’ll also learn how to: – Find more birds – Identify the birds you see – Attract more birds to your yard and feeders Birding for the Curious is the perfect gift for the nature-lover in your life, or an excellent introduction to birding for you.
Gods of the Morning, by John Lister-Kaye
Hardcover (6″x9″) in great condition. Published by Pegasus Books in 2015. Description: Gods of the Morning follows the year through the turning of the seasons at Aigas, the Highlands estate John Lister-Kaye has transformed into a world-renowned wildlife center. John’s affection, wisdom and lyricism sings off every page, bringing the natural world around him to life: from the rookery filled with twenty-nine nests and distinct bird calls to descriptions of the winter morning light, from the wood mice and the squirrels preparing for winter to tracking a fox’s path through the snow.
Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin
By Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie. Hardcover (8″x10″) in great condition. Published by Princeton University Press in 2014. Description: Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. Ten Thousand Birds brings this history vividly to life through the work and achievements of those who advanced the field.
Birds: A Visual Guide, by Joanna Burger
Hardcover (9″x9″) in great condition. Published by Firefly Books in 2006. Description: With hundreds of color photographs and precise illustrations, along with explanatory annotations, Birds examines all aspects of avian life evolutionary beginnings, biology, behavior. This comprehensive reference provides up-to-date information on the conservation status of various species at risk. Readers will find detailed information about the remarkable phenomenon of avian migration across continents and oceans, which covers the mechanics of flight and the structure of feathers.